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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 305

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS

The Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Guatemala (Scotland) Order 2008

Made

10th September 2008

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

11th September 2008

Coming into force

7th October 2008

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 62(3) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Guatemala (Scotland) Order 2008 and comes into force on 7th October 2008.

Declaration of special restrictions

2.  Special restrictions(2) apply in relation to the bringing of children into the United Kingdom from Guatemala in the cases mentioned in section 62(2) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007.

ADAM INGRAM

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

10th September 2008

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order applies the special restrictions which are set out in section 64(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (“the Act”) in relation to the adoption of children from Guatemala. As a result the Scottish Ministers will not be permitted to take any steps to further the bringing of children into the United Kingdom from Guatemala for the purposes of adoption, unless they are satisfied that they should do so under section 64(2) of the Act.

(2)

“Special restrictions” are defined in section 64(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007.